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It’s Just a Photograph. Or is it?

It’s Just a Photograph. Or is it?

Thoughts for Today from Joe Farace Late in his life Richard Strauss was constantly being approached by adoring fans asking, “what is the story behind this music?” His reply was, “It’s just a piece of music.” Or, as Freud once noted, “Sometimes a cigar is just a...

Proper Exposure When Shooting Infrared Landscapes

Proper Exposure When Shooting Infrared Landscapes

Today's Post by Joe Farace Digital infrared photographs render landscapes as if they were glowing, moonlit or immersed in an extraterrestrial light because of the nearly white reproduction of most vegetation’s chlorophyll. That's the good news. The bad news is that...

A Few Tips for Sharpening Images

A Few Tips for Sharpening Images

Today's Post by Joe Farace When looking at photographs, the first thing that your eyes see is sharpness, followed by brightness and then warmth. But there are degrees of sharpness and depending on how the images are captured some may be sharper than others. One of the...

Let’s Talk About Changes to the Blog

Let’s Talk About Changes to the Blog

Today’s Post by Joe Farace Instead of you having to look at yet another photograph of me on a Saturday post, below is a portrait of Bella Fire that I made during our last shoot together.  At the end of each chapter in my forthcoming book, A Life in Photography,...

Love The One (Camera) You’re With

Love The One (Camera) You’re With

Today’s Post by Joe Farace “don't be angry - don't be sad, don't sit crying over good times you've had…”—Stephen Stills One of the things that I’ve been trying to do with all new blog posts is to provide you with information about how I made a specific image. I put it...

LED Lighting for a Nostalgic Portrait

LED Lighting for a Nostalgic Portrait

Today's Post by Joe Farace When shooting with Rotolight’s Anova Pro 2 Bi-Color Standard LED Light, the optional barndoors are an ideal way to control the quality an quantity of its output. The barndoors’ lightweight have a  metal six-leaf design that folds flat for...